This morning, DC announced five new series, all starring young heroes. And, a new Young Justice book isn’t part of the mix so far.
Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from total annihilation. When the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world and an ultimate struggle to survive. LEGION LOST #1 will be written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Pete Woods, fresh off an acclaimed run of Action Comics.
Skitch Commentary: Nicieza on a Legion book is definitely a great idea. Not sure about a Legion story set in modern times, but it could be pretty cool. Either way, I’ll probably check it out, Long Live the Legion!!
Editor’s Commentary: What’s the deal with Cosmic Boy? That cover raises some questions.
In the 31st century, the Legion of Superheroes is reeling from the loss of seven of their finest — and trying desperately to keep their youngest recruits alive against a series of terrible new threats. LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 will be written by fan-favorite Legion writer Paul Levitz and illustrated by Francis Portela.
Skitch Commentary: This really sounds like a nice fresh take on Legion, so I am curious where Levitz will take it. I am still a little weary of getting back in to Legion, but there two books definitely have potential.
Tim Drake is forced to step out from behind his keyboard when an international organization seeks to capture or kill super-powered teenagers. As Red Robin, he must team up with the mysterious and belligerent powerhouse thief known as Wonder Girl and a hyperactive speedster calling himself Kid Flash in TEEN TITANS #1, by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
Skitch Commentary: I am really not sure about some of these costume designs, but I like Lobdell and it really does sound like a fun new series.
Virgil Hawkins has been gifted with incredible electrical powers. Adopting the persona of Static, he faces super-powered street gangs, raging hormones, homework, and girls in STATIC SHOCK #1, co-written by John Rozum and Scott McDaniel, with McDaniel also illustrating along with Jonathan Glapion.
Skitch Commentary: Yey for Static getting his own ongoing! I’m a Milestone fan from way back, so this is worth checking out.
It’s up to the living avatars of war and peace to root out the hidden forces who look to plunge the country into a deadly civil war in HAWK AND DOVE #1. The exciting new series will be written by Sterling Gates and illustrated by legendary superstar comics artist Rob Liefeld.
Skitch Commentary: Liefeld goes back to his roots for a little Hawk and Dove. Really not sure Hawk and Dove need their own series though…
Tags: DC Comics Relaunch, fabian nicieza, Hawk and Dove, Legion Lost, Paul Levitz, Rob Liefeld, Static Shock, Teen Titans, Tim Drake
Source: DC Source